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Ornamental grasses for your garden. If you've ever visited our woodland nursery, near Wimborne in Dorset, you'll probably know that we are right next door to multiple Chelsea Gold Medal winners, Knoll Gardens. Neil Lucas is the UK's leading authority on gardening with ornamental grasses and we are very pleased to be able to offer his plants to our customers. More information on cultivation and uses of ornamental grasses can be found on the Knoll Gardens website.
Please note that we don't hold any stock of grasses ourselves, so they are not for sale at our nursery, only online (depending on stock availability from Knoll Gardens).

Unless otherwise indicated, grasses are supplied in 2 litre pots.
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Anemanthele lessoniana      (Stipa arundinacea) Briza media Calamagrostis Avalanche
Briza media
Price: £8.10 Inc VAT
Calamagrostis Avalanche
Price: £9.60 Inc VAT
Distinct arching clumps of evergreen foliage tinted orange, yellow and red in autumn through to spring. Hazy pink trailing flowerheads. A very highly recommended plant. Sun or particularly good in dry shade. Height 60cm-90cm. Evergreen Well known and popular quaking grass forming tight mounds of foliage and many delicate, quaking flowerheads that bob in the wind. Short lived perennial. Sun or light shade. Height 50cm-70cm. Semi-evergreen. Native Calamagrostis Avalanche is a seldom seen selection of C. Karl Foerster with clear wide white bands down the centre of each leaf. Topped by silvery tan plumes on strongly vertical stems. Sun or light shade. Height 1.2m-1.5m  Deciduous
Calamagrostis brachytricha Calamagrostis Karl Foerster Calamagrostis Overdam
Calamagrostis brachytricha
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Calamagrostis Karl Foerster
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Calamagrostis Overdam
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Calamgrostis Brachytricha forms low mounds of soft green foliage with stunning feathery plumes of greyish pink flowers held high above the foliage in late summer.  Sunny open position. Always does well at Knoll.  Height 90cm-1.2m. Deciduous Calamagrostis Karl Foerster forms mounds of green foliage with many spectacular strongly vertical flower stems bleaching to beautiful straw colour late in the season. Very architectural and superb for informal screening. Sunny open spot. Height 1.6m -1.8m. Deciduous Calamagrostis Overdam - Highly impressive mounds of  green & white striped leaves setting off the pinkish feathery plumes of flower.  Sunny open spot.  Height 1.4m-1.5m. Deciduous
Calamagrostis Waldenbuch Carex elata Aurea Carex Ice Dance
Calamagrostis Waldenbuch
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Carex elata Aurea
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Carex Ice Dance
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A rather new form probably a little shorter than the well known C.Karl Foerster forming dark green mounds of foliage topped by very upright flowers that are especially effective en masse. Sunny open spot. Height 1.5m-1.7m  Deciduous Bowles golden sedge. Graceful clumps of bright gold and green striped foliage with brown flowers the whole especially vibrant in the spring. Ideal in part shade. Average to damp. Height 55cm-75cm. Semi-evergreen. Native Carex Ice Dance has green leaves edged with narrow creamy white margins making gradually spreading mounds. Ideal for ground cover in sun or part shade. Height 25cm-30cm. Evergreen.
Carex Silver Sceptre Cortaderia selloana Pumila Deschampsia cespitosa
Carex Silver Sceptre
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Cortaderia selloana Pumila
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Deschampsia cespitosa
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Carex Silver Sceptre grows into slowly spreading mounds which form a dense cover of creamy white and green reasonably narrow leaves. Prefers a little shade. Height 20cm-25cm. Evergreen

First class selected form of pampas with many handsome heads of typical flower in late summer. Sunny open spot.  Height 2.1m-2.4m. Semi-evergreen Tufted Hair Grass. Forms neat mounds of dark green foliage completely obscured from summer onwards by billowing masses of cloud like flowers. Soil not too dry. Sunny or light shade. Height 90cm-1.2m. Deciduous. Native
Deschampsia Goldtau Deschampsia Mill End Deschampsia Schottland
Deschampsia Goldtau
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Deschampsia Mill End
Price: £5.40 Inc VAT

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Deschampsia Schottland
Price: £5.10 Inc VAT
A form of our native tufted hair grass with dark green foliage and selected for its flowering stems at the shorter range of the species. Soil not too dry Sun,part shade. Height 80cm-90cm. Deciduous A form of native tufted hair grass selected at Knoll Gardens for its large mounds of healthy green foliage and tall flower stems. Sun or light shade. Soil not too dry. Height 1m - 1.2m. Deciduous. Native First class form of D.cespitosa with robust, dark green clumps of foliage supporting comparatively tall sturdy flowers. An excellent selection made in Scotland. Soil not too dry. Sun or light shade. Height to 1m - 1.2m. Deciduous
Elymus magellanicus Eragrostis Totnes Burgundy Festuca amethystina
Elymus magellanicus
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Eragrostis Totnes Burgundy
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Festuca amethystina
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Superb silver-blue comparatively wide foliage forming slowly spreading clumps and is amongst the most blue of the blue grasses. Sunny open position.  Height 40cm-50cm. Deciduous A wonderful selection of E.curvula with mature leaves turning a stunning deep burgundy red from the tips down. Remove insignificant flowers for best foliage effect. Excels in taller containers. Sunny open spot. Height 70cm-90cm. Deciduous Tufts of finely textured blue green foliage topped with violet tinted purplish flowers during early summer. Flower stems often colour well as flower colour fades. Sunny open spot.  Height 40cm-60cm. Evergreen
Hakonechloa macra Aureola (Alboaurea) Hordeum jubatum Imperata cylindrica Rubra  (Red Baron)
Hordeum jubatum
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Imperata cylindrica Rubra (Red Baron)
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Magnificent  grass with attractive gold variegated  ribbon like foliage forming simply divine mounds. Excellent cover in shade and stunning in a large pot.  Brighter yellow in sun more lime yellow in part shade.  Height 30cm-45cm. Deciduous Grown for its highly ornamental salmon-pink  barley like flowers. Short lived perennial which can re seed itself in the garden. Excellent as cut flowers. Sunny open spot. Height 50cm-70cm. Deciduous. Naturalised Perfectly named Japanese blood grass with foliage that turns gradually blood red as the season progresses. Genuinely stunning plant. Sunny open spot. Height 30cm-40cm.  Deciduous
Miscanthus Ferner Osten Miscanthus Flamingo Miscanthus Gnome
Miscanthus Ferner Osten
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Miscanthus Flamingo
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Miscanthus Gnome
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Miscanthus Ferner Osten is a superb ornamental grass selection forming mounds of narrow foliage turning bright copper and red in autumn. Spectacular very dark red flower plumes.  Sunny open spot. Height 1.6m-1.8m.  Deciduous A real favourite with many strikingly elegant slightly pendant dark pinkish flower plumes in late summer. Good autumn colour. Sunny open spot.  Height 1.7m-2m.  Deciduous Unfortunate name (!!) But possibly descriptive as this is one of several shorter cultivars having pink flowers arising from mounds of narrow foliage. Sunny open spot. Height 1.2m-1.5m. Deciduous
Miscanthus Gracillimus Miscanthus Kleine Silberspinne Miscanthus Morning Light
Miscanthus Gracillimus
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Miscanthus Kleine Silberspinne
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Miscanthus Morning Light
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Miscanthus Gracillimus is an old established cultivar grown principally for its fine textured foliage  forming gracefully rounded mounds bleaching to pale straw colour for a winter feature. Sunny spot . Height 1.8m-2.1m .  Deciduous Elegant needle like green foliage forming distinct compact rounded mounds with masses of beautiful silky red silver flowers from late summer onwards. Sunny open spot. Height 1.5m-1.8m.  Deciduous Perfectly named, for its upright stems and gracefully arching fine textured cream and green foliage give this form an unequalled lightness. Topped with perfectly matched pinkish flowers in good years. Refined and elegant in pots or by waters edge. Sunny open spot. Height 1.5m-1.8m.  Deciduous
Miscanthus x giganteus Molinia Breeze Molinia Edith Dudszus
Miscanthus x giganteus
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Molinia Breeze
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Molinia Edith Dudszus
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Wide dark green pendulous foliage with white central vein on tall, upright, vigorous clumps. Occasional pink flowers during long summers. Good for foliage effect or screening. Sunny open spot. Height 2.5m-3m.  Deciduous Selected at Knoll Gardens this beautiful tall purple moor grass has light airy panicles of flower held clear above basal mounds of green foliage on gracefully arching stems. Sunny open spot. Height 1.8m - 2.1m. Deciduous Selected from M.caerulea for its incredible rich purple almost black flower stems and dense flower spikes profusely produced from tussocks of good green foliage. Great for winter effect.   Sunny open spot. Height 90cm-1.1m  Deciduous